From the Huntington Museum of Art‘s Website:
Walter Gropius Master Artist Ceramic Symposium
Linda Christianson • Justin Donofrio • Sanam Emami • Chris Gustin
Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of Bandana Pottery
These six artists were chosen for similar reasons, and also for ones unique to each of them. All of them share a love of the material of clay, and an appreciation for the function of the particular objects that they create. Each of their experiences in clay is individual, but the common thread of education, from the past, present, and future, with their instructors being working artists in their field, ties them to the foundation of the Bauhaus.
Walter Gropius, and his Bauhaus philosophy, has permeated throughout educational systems all over the world, and certainly in the settings where many of these artists were taught. While they each have their own individual stories, including working as studio potters, college professors, collaborators, students, and a ceramic arts center founder, it is their ability to share of themselves while continuing to be current in their field that resonates with the Bauhaus, and with us all.
Virtual Artist Lecture
Walter Gropius Master Artist Virtual Ceramic Symposium Lecture – Premiering Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m.
Friday, November 6
Sanam Emami – 2 p.m.
Sanam Emami is a studio potter living in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Del Harrow, and their son, William. She received a BA in History from James Madison University in Virginia, and an MFA in Ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Pottery at Colorado State University. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics at Alfred University, resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, and has lectured at the Office for the Arts at Harvard University; the Kansas City Art Institute; Arizona State University Art Museum-Ceramic Research Center; and NCECA in Louisville, Kentucky. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Craft and her work has been in exhibitions at numerous galleries across the country including at The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; The Artstream Nomadic Gallery; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen; Schaller Gallery; and Hostler Burrows.